American Slang,English Vocabulary 25 July 2011 | 2 Comments

“$224?  What a rip-off!  That shirt doesn’t even look that great.”

Slang of the day:  rip-off

Meaning:  something that is overpriced (too expensive)

Usage:  I wanted to buy those cool shades, but they were 500 dollars!  A total rip-off!


Brian – Hey Yvonne, I like your new shirt.

Yvonne – Thanks.  It only cost me 200 Euros.

Brian – Wow, you totally got ripped-off.

Yvonne – Really? You think so?  *sigh*

2 Responses on “Rip-off”

  1. hadi says:

    Hi Yvonne,
    I’ve heard of this great phrase before. It’s somthing like “scam” and more specifically it occurs when someone sells you something of lower quality or lower price. For instance a pc that costs only 100 $ might be sold for 1000$ and the poor person can say ” That’s a rip-off”
    Hopefully most of the times I find great bargains.
    I don’t think there will be a time when “rip-off” will become old fashion or outdated. huh?

  2. Yvonne says:

    Yes, I agree, “rip-off” will probably always be around since so many people try to take advantage of other people.

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